Bond saves Angels as Falcons feel the Force

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Teamforce started the new year in fine style as they recorded a 59-37 victory over Falcons in Portsmouth League premier division one.

Angels had a competitive game with Wrong Direction, which could have gone either way in a thrilling last quarter.

But Kayleigh Bond made numerous interceptions to make sure Angels won 44-42.

Gems jumped up a spot after taking full advantage of six-player Stars II.

Stars never looked like giving up – with Cassie Moore working tirelessly – but Gems won 70-38.

In premier division two, Cowplain Cruisers are in second spot after seeing off bottom-side Taylor Cocks 45-40.

Junction had their work cut out against an in-form Bluebells.

Super movement and shooting by Jenny Baker saw the latter to a 46-16 success.

Skywatch impressed with only six players against Misfits. They were level at half-time only for the leaders to pull away to win 35-29.

In division one, Magics kept hold of second place with a 33-29 victory over AMG.

SOS made a superb comeback in the third quarter against Dolphins to draw 32-32 – with super shooting by Lesley Woodgate.

Cartek had a great first game back against BMS as unstoppable shooting by Rebecca Johnson saw them win 40-28.

Table-toppers Westowen showed no mercy against rock-bottom Fusion.

With promotion already secured, they eased to a 46-26 triumph.

In division two, JPC inched ahead to claim a 32-23 win over Cocktails.

Heaven Sent are set for promotion after beating Blueberries 44-28 – with Tracy Poling outstanding in defence.

Zest jumped up to second after they dominated the second half of their clash with Hornets to record a 37-29 success.

Jelly Tots made a fine start to 2016 with a 41-22 defeat of Purbrook Passion, with Lily Godkin standing out at centre.

In division three, Pebbles are on the rise after beating Springers Left 35-30.

Teamforce II continued their hunt for promotion with a 28-16 win against Fishbourne Flames as Zephra Atkins dominated in defence.

Jelly Beans are hot on the trail of second place as they saw off Westowen Reds 34-12.

And with Danielle Evemy working hard, 10th Hole Tigers shone from the starting whistle against Purbrook Petals to seal a 60-13 win.

In division four, Springers Right beat Purple Chaos 42-10 and leaders Purbrook Poppies won 46-17 against Dragons 46-17.

Six-player Woodmancote claimed all five points in a 28-12 win over Polkadots and Abar Tigers beat Chameleons 39-21.